Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad
Al-Thani
A staggering 800 million of the world's adults are illiterate. That is nearly one-in-four of the global population.

 

In the Middle East 66 per cent of those who cannot read or write are women.

In an exclusive interview with Everywoman, Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani, the daughter of the Emir of Qatar and the founder of Reach Out To Asia, talks about the importance of education and literacy.

She tells Everywoman: "I think education is the cornerstone of a healthy society. If you are to have people who can think critically and analytically and take decisions for their country rather than being dictated to by others, it's important for them to be able to think and in order for them to think they need to be able to read and write."

Sheikha Mayassa also talks about her plans to combine her career with motherhood: "ROTA [Reach Out To Asia] is one of the works I do. I do a lot of other things. So I plan to be a working mother. I would probably take a few months off naturally after having a child but I would still work from home and go back to the office. For me, I don't see having a child as an obstacle to continue to work."


The trouble with boys - How teenage boys in Denmark cope with love, life and growing up

The teenagers talks about love,
life and growing up

After years of co-education and boys and girls being brought up side by side, things in Denmark are starting to change.

Girls now have access to girls-only clubs. In these private clubs they can discuss problems in confidence and get advice from their peers. But where does that leave teenage boys?

Everywoman went to the small town of Frederica to find out.

Watch this episode of Everywoman here:

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